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Lowestoft’s growing expertise in the offshore renewables industry has been further underlined after a multi-million pound contract on the world’s largest offshore wind farm was awarded to a company in the town.

South Norfolk has ranked top in the county for dynamism amongst its businesses – but most of Norfolk comes in below the national average, according to a new study.

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The proceeds from a charity dinner dance at Witham Paint have taken the company’s running fundraising total for good causes beyond the £75,000 mark.

East Anglia will help lead a multi-million pound project to boost enterprise training and job opportunities for thousands of social housing residents on both sides of the Channel.

University of East Anglia

Masterclasses examining the latest changes to employment legislation will be held in Norwich and Lowestoft this month.


Companies in the East of England’s energy supply chain can come face-to-face with major oil and gas operators at a Meet the Buyer event focused on the Southern North Sea (SNS).

Simon Gray

Lowestoft-based renewable energy vessel specialist Turner Iceni has won a contract worth more than £4m to provide support for the construction of the East Anglia One offshore windfarm.

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An organisation working to boost its town’s prosperity is looking to secure another five years to continue delivering its services.

A group of ambitious community figures have completed the acquisition of their town’s former hospital, becoming the first body of its kind to do so in England and Wales.

A call has gone out for businesses “rooted in Norfolk” to get involved with two multi-billion energy projects which will last for the next 25 years.

A system to protect offshore structures, cables and pipelines from scour will now be available in the US after an East Anglian company secured a patent.

East of England Energy Group

Six new jobs will be created when the Edinburgh Woollen Mill opens a new store in Lowestoft.

Hundreds of jobs are to be axed at Prezzo after the restaurant chain agreed a restructuring plan that will see nearly 100 sites close.

Brewer, distiller and leisure retailer Adnams has reported a fall in annual profits following a year of significant investment, including a lengthy closure of the Swan Hotel in Southwold for refurbishment.

Work has started on a multi-million pound development in south Lowestoft which will see a vacant factory site turned into a retail park.

Administrators to collapsed electronics retailer Maplin have made a further 66 staff at the firm’s head offices redundant, with the fate of 2,500 more jobs still uncertain. The group, owned by private equity firm Rutland Partners, called in PwC last month after attempts to rescue the chain failed.

Over the last 21 years Kevin Horne has helped thousands of businesses to get off the ground.


East Anglia’s fishing industry has reacted with disappointment to the “catastrophic” news that the UK will continue to be affected by European Union fishing quotas until 2021.

Peter Aldous

BT Openreach has launched its biggest recruitment drive ever, which will include 220 engineers to speed the roll-out of faster broadband in the region.

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The fishing industry’s competing hopes and fears over Brexit were in the spotlight at a major conference with the aim of kick-starting the sector.

European Union

Fishing leaders have warned the government it would miss out on a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to regenerate East Anglia’s coastal towns if fishing rights are given away in Brexit negotiations.

Peter Aldous

Two housing associations are in discussions over a partnership to create East Anglia’s biggest housing group.

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A Norwich restaurant is set to close as its parent company launches a restructure amid tough conditions for the industry.

An upgrade in the forecast for the amount of oil and gas to be produced from UK waters over the next three decades shows there is still “life” in the Southern North Sea (SNS).

Simon Gray

Lowestoft will become the home of a £2.5bn East Anglian offshore wind farm, developers today confirmed.

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The organiser of the biggest event in the region’s energy industry calendar has said it will come back “harder and stronger” after being cancelled due to the heavy snow hitting Norfolk.

Beast from the East

A £40m fund set aside to transform coastal communities has opened for applications.

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Lowestoft-based Kingsley Healthcare has been recognised in the annual awards given out by a care homes review site.

The dreams of an ambitious community group are a step closer to becoming a reality after contracts were exchanged for the acquisition of their town’s former hospital.

Essential maintenance work on a town centre bridge has been completed nearly a fortnight ahead of schedule.

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